77 Tomewin Mountain Rd, Currumbin Valley
A science teacher and environmental entrepreneur is taking his own eco-friendly rainforest mansion to auction on Friday.
Owner Mark David-Tooze, a Gold Coast school teacher who founded reusable shopping bags brand Envirosax, acquired the 4.05ha parcel in Currumbin Valley 20 years ago and lived off the grid in a shed before building the jaw-dropping four-level house.
The build took four years and was completed in 2014, earning a Masters Builders Queensland award for its outstanding design.
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The property at 77 Tomewin Mountain Rd is marketed by Kollosche agent Brad Coyne.
Features include a sustainable double-height rammed earth wall running the length of the home, with high ceilings and floor-to-ceiling glass capturing spectacular hinterland views.
There’s a total of 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms across the luxury main residence and a separate guest chalet.
“Sustainability, serenity and sophistication unite to create a unique sanctuary within a sprawling 10-acre rainforest setting,” the listing states.
Eco-friendly design with elegant finishes
The kitchen has a centre island with stone benchtops
Multiple indoor and outdoor living and entertaining spaces include an al fresco terrace with a wood-fired pizza oven and built-in bench seating and a firepit area, along with a 17m infinity pool and private bushwalking trails.
The master bedroom wing is a standout, complete with dressing room, lavish ensuite and a terrace with outdoor bath.
Mr David-Tooze said the house was built to last from concrete slabs and a stainless steel frame forming a mould for rammed earth walls mixed from natural raw materials.
Light-filled living spaces
Rammed earth has a long history of use in construction, is sourced locally, and known for its thermal qualities.
The property offers dual or even triple living potential, with a private guesthouse with a fireplace and courtyard with outdoor bath, and a converted corrugated iron shed serving as a two-bedroom studio.
Meanwhile, the grounds host established gardens and veggie patches plus lime, lemon, coffee, mandarin and avocado trees, while three large water tanks and two biocycle systems further enhance sustainability.
PropTrack data shows house prices in Currumbin Valley were down 0.7 per cent over the past 12 months to a median of $1.475m.
Bathe in the rainforest
Stylish master ensuite
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